Inspection: 300756608 - Craftsman Millworks Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Ca Long Beach District Office
Craftsman Millworks Inc.
17600 Crusader Ave
Cerritos, CA 90703
, , 00000
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 01/22/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing
Case Closed: 11/02/2001
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Other||23400022 A||01/25/1999||02/22/1999||$325||$325||$0||03/31/1999||W - Empr Withdrew|
|2.||01002||Other||3203 A04||01/22/1999||02/19/1999||$0||$160||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
|3.||01003||Other||3203 B||01/25/1999||02/22/1999||$0||$325||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
|4.||01004||Other||3278 E05||01/25/1999||01/28/1999||$325||$325||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
|5.||01005||Other||3314 F||01/25/1999||02/22/1999||$160||$160||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
|6.||02001||Other||3270 B||01/25/1999||01/28/1999||$480||$1,215||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
|7.||03001||Serious||3314 A||01/25/1999||02/08/1999||$0||$1,625||$0||03/31/1999||J - ALJ Decision|
At approximately 9:40 p.m. on August 10, 1998, Employee #1, a supervisor and operator in the sanding department, observed excessive sawdust coming out of one of the sanders, indicating a problem in the dust collection system. After checking the sanding unit, Employee #1 went to inspect the baghouse dust collection system outside the main mill, on the east side of the facility. Employee #1 was standing on the top step of a wooden stepladder to access the 6 ft 3 in. high top of the dust collector frame. He was about to shake the air relief bags when there was an explosion in the cyclone-baghouse dust collection system. Employee #1 was thrown back from the top of the baghouse frame and struck a pallet of cardboard boxes before falling to the ground. He sustained a concussion and a sprained right knee, and was transported to Lakewood Regional Hospital in Lakewood, CA.
Keywords:knee, head, maintenance, sanding machine, struck against, dust collector, explosion, fall, combustible dust
|1||300756608||Hospitalized injury||Strain/Sprain||Occupation not reported|